Dr. Haim Rechnitzer has been chosen as the HUC "Celebration of Teaching 2007 Award Honoree" for excellence in teaching. This award, sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, is given annually to faculty selected from among the GCCCU member institutions.
Dr. Rechnitzer will be honored at the annual "Celebration of Teaching Conference" on Friday, November 9 at the Cintas Conference Center.
Dr. Rechnitzer was ordained rabbi at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem in 2003 and holds a Ph.D. in Modern Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University. He is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought on the Cincinnati campus.
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